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2/3 of all Q2 U.S. phone sales involved smartphones, according to Nielsen - a figure that...

2/3 of all Q2 U.S. phone sales involved smartphones, according to Nielsen - a figure that demonstrates most of the market's growth is now tapped out, and emerging markets such as China will have to pick up the slack. Android (GOOG) made up 54.6% of sales, and the iPhone (AAPL) 36.3%. In spite of the Lumia 900 (NOK) launch, Windows Phone (MSFT) accounted for just 1.7% of sales, while BlackBerry (RIMM) devices made up a paltry 4%.
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  • Wall Street Smart
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    4% by RIMM will go to 0. There is marketshare to gain for Apple and Google.
    12 Jul 2012, 05:01 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    How can you own 65% of the desktop but only 2% of the mobile space?

     

    How did MSFT f*** this up so badly??
    12 Jul 2012, 09:40 PM Reply Like
  • dividend_growth
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    Because it has a monkey named Steve Ballmer running it.
    12 Jul 2012, 10:28 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    MSFT never had a large share of the smartphone market, even when it was only really competing against RIM.

     

    Windows Mobile was clunky and inefficient on the technology of the early-mid 2000s.

     

    Even after capacitative screens became available, with no control over the hardware, MSFT couldn't force its device making companies to use the better technology.

     

    I could go on and on, but the biggest issue was probably the lack of an ecosystem to connect the mobile devices to the desktop and corporate infrastructure.

     

    All issues resolved by Blackberry at the time, which was the cause for RIM's greatness.

     

    Of course, it's a different world now, with all the major OS providers having built ecosystems around their devices. I believe as MSFT connects its Xbox, WindowsPhone, and Desktop products more closely it will improve market share.
    13 Jul 2012, 09:18 AM Reply Like
  • galaxy travels inc.
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    starts with a B***** they are lucky yahoo turned em down for thirty billion
    16 Jul 2012, 10:17 AM Reply Like
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